The team behind Anonabox initially requested $7,500 but the project has since accrued over $600,000, with 26 days to spare. Previously, it was possible to acquire a unit with a $45 pledge, but now it will require at least a $51 commitment to get your own.
Here's the rub, as detailed by The Daily Dot: a very similar looking router has been discovered on Alibaba for just $19.62. And Redditors have been busily picking apart the claims made by Germar about Anonabox's uniqueness and four years of development time. For his part, Germar insists he knew nothing of his product's twin. "What makes the anonabox do what it does is the software and configuration.”